Essential Fish Habitat and Seasonal Constraints. Michael Ludwig Ocean & Coastal Consultants, Inc Dredging 2012 October 22-25, 2012. US Harbors with natural water depths for today's or tomorrow's vessels are anomalies. USACE / State Permitting Procedures are Intimidating!.
Ocean & Coastal Consultants, Inc
October 22-25, 2012
US Harbors with natural water depths for today's or tomorrow's vessels are anomalies.
Seasonal Constraints on projects are driven by resource & habitat impact concerns during seasonal activities.
In many areas data on impact risks to lifestages & habitats is limited but constraints impact ≈ 85 % of projects.
1.Presence/absence data are available.
2. Habitat-related density data are available.
3. Habitat-related growth, reproduction, or survival rate are available.
LITTLE DATA, LOTS OF UNCERTAINTY
Operational restrictions have problems:
► Decant or precipitate
►Bite the Bullet: impact a single year of area's resource
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